512th Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Company


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Entry: 93768
Subject: 1957 1958 512TH ORD HAM

Donald Wilmot wrote on September 24, 2016


City and State: NEW LENOX IL

Unit: 512TH ORD HAM

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Sp 4 Don Wilmot
512th Ord HAM
1957 1958

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Entry: 93135
Subject: JUST POSTING

Timothy Whittaker wrote on May 13, 2016


City and State: DOSWELL VA

Unit: 512 HAM

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Wasn't sure of my father's (Wilbert Whittaker) unit, but looking thru old pics I see a 512 HAM emblem

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Entry: 92562
Subject: SEEKING INFORMATION

Elaine Peavey wrote on January 16, 2016

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City and State: INVERNESS FL

Unit: 875TH HAM (ONCE THE 512TH HAM)

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: During WW2, per his DD214 paper, my father's unit was the 875th Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance. I've been trying for multiple years to find out some information on this unit. I do know that at one time the 875th was the 512th, and then redesignated. I've been told that this was obviously a small unit and at best, finding out any information being that it wasn't an infantry unit, will be problematic at the very best....but still I keep relentlessly trying in hopes of hitting some pay dirt someday. I've been in contact with the records archives dept., but they were only able to send me the copy of his DD214 as a result of their fire in 1973. I can't even find out what company or Battalion he was part of....I do know that at ONE time, when the unit was still the 512th, that it was part of K Company and POSSIBLY the 54th Quarter Master truck regiment.....would that information have also changed, or would those bites of information have remained the same throughout his time in the Army??? Someone who was supposedly a WW2 expert, told me that the troop ship he was on to join in the war effort was called the Aquatania, however I don't know how correct that is either....I do know per his paperwork that his departure date was 9-30-43 and arrived for the ETO on 10-10-43. The two questions in my mind that I'd like to find an answer to are:
1) What wave/day he would have actually stepped foot on the Normandy Beachhead
2) What beach did he land on....Utah or Omaha.

I've accepted the fact that I'll probably know very little about his steps through the war, but are my two questions things that I'll never possibly find out in my lifetime and it's time to give up the search. Thank you so very, very much for ANY insight and/or information you can offer.

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Entry: 85912
Subject: 512TH ORD. H.A.M. SEOUL 1953-1954

Sam Miller SR. wrote on April 7, 2013


City and State: PIKE NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: any one still out there
would like to hear from you
sam

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Entry: 82725
Subject: GAYTHER (GIL) GILBERT

Justin Gilbert wrote on April 11, 2012


City and State:

Unit: 74TH COMBAT ENGR BN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for any information, links, etc regarding my
father's service. Where he was stationed in Korea, unit
lists, etc.

He was born in Lee County, VA

Keywords: Korea, 74th Combat Engineering Battalion,
ORD Auto School AGO - Atalanta GA (Feb 51-Apr 51)
9302 TSU Det No 2 - CO D
Inducted in Detroit MI
Service dates 13-Feb-51 to 12-Nov-52



Entry: 77953
Subject: 512ORDINANCE HAM

Harry Burton Williams SR. wrote on February 22, 2011

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City and State: PHENIX CITY AL

Unit: 512 ORDINANCE HAM 1957-1958

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 77952
Subject: 512ORDINANCE HAM

Harry Burton Williams SR. wrote on February 22, 2011

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City and State: PHENIX CITY AL

Unit: 512 ORDINANCE HAM 1957-1958

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 77004
Subject: NEXT REUNION

Alvin Hightower wrote on November 30, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for buddies that served in the 512 Ordnance Ham Co. 1950 - 1952 next reunion planned and location.

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Entry: 71769
Subject: FATHERS KOREAN SERVICE

John Long wrote on September 26, 2009


City and State: TRAVERSE CITY MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My father passed away this morning. I had been doing research for him on his service during the Korean War.
I know he was in the 8th Army as he had that patch on his uniform.He was a truck driver. He drove medium and heavy trucks.He told me that he was in the 29th Ordanance Battalion.He was in Inchon,Taju,Taijon,and Yong Dong Po while in Korea.I found his CIB Badge at mom's home. Anyone who can help me complete this history,I would greatly appreiciate. My father was Robert E. Long from Coleman, Michigan. He was a corporal,but had a field promotion to SGT. Thanks

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Entry: 68123
Subject: DEAR VETERANS

James Nutter JR. wrote on December 2, 2008


City and State: AURORA OH

Unit: 512TH ORDNANCE HAM CO.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Dear Veterans

My name is James A. Nutter Jr. My dad was James Arthur Nutter. He was a member of the 512th Ordnance HAM (Heavy Automotive Maintenance) company in the Korean War. The 512th ordnance did the mechanical work on vehicles for quite a number of units in Korea. They were Wheeled Vehicle Automotive Mechanics and their work included anything that does not have tracks. It takes other specialized training to work on tanks and other tracked vehicles. Heavy maintenance means you can take any part of a vehicle apart and repair it. Some other units were trained for only light maintenance and may have worked with the 512th H.A.M. Company. The unit went to Korea in 1950 and he entered duty on Nov.12, 1952 in Beckley W. Va. and separated to reserves Oct. 27, 1954 at Ft. Knox, Ky. and was discharged Jan. 30, 1962. He was trained in the Ordnance Automotive School in Atlanta General Depot in Georgia. The unit was stationed in a town called Taegu. It is in the central part of Korea. When my dad was with the company, they were in Seoul, Korea. I do not know very much about what he did in the war or what the company did in the war. He didn't talk about it much. He was a Private First Class and he was in Korea in 1953. He was awarded the KSM w/1 BSS (Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star), UNSM (United Nations Service Medal), NDSM (National Defense Service Medal) and GCM (Army Good Conduct Medal). I understand there are also two more awards that I can apply for as his next of kin. The first is the Korean War Service Medal. It was awarded to soldiers by the president of Korea. I can also apply for the Cold War Certificate. He also may have been awarded the Korean Presidential Unit Citation. I am also looking at finding his best friend in the unit, Irving R. Casper. I think he was from North Carolina. My dad passed away in Ohio where we lived on January 17, 2001.

Most of my information was obtained from my new friend and former service man, Charles Mellor. He added Korea was a cold, hot, dirty, nasty place, and he was glad to do his part for freedom Charles was with the 512th Ordnance HAM Co in 1949 at Fort Bliss, Texas. He was with the 425th Transportation Traffic Regulation Group in Korea.

His e-mail is grampken@msn.com

Thanks again to Charles for all his help.

To those how have served, thanks for serving our great country and defending our freedom, which is one of the greatest sacrifices you and other soldiers gave to our country at war times. This is why we have our freedom today.

I know that the 512th HAM Co. was part of the 8th Army and I think they were part of the 59th Ordnance Group and I found a site (http://usarmyinsigniahomepage.110mb.com/koreaunits.html) that said the 59th Group had two Battalions the 29th and 30th Ordnance Battalions and there may be more.

If anyone can give me any help with information or would share this information on the 512th ORDNANCE H.A.M. CO. or the War, I would appreciate it and I would share the information on my dad's unit or their roll in the war effort with his family.

My e-mail is thenutterbox@yahoo.com

God Bless! Thanks,
James A. Nutter Jr.

Keywords: Nutter



Entry: 38691
Subject: 512TH HAM ORD VET

Howard Aula wrote on November 25, 2003

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City and State: MILFORD MI

Unit: 512HAM CO. 30TH BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served in Korea from October 1951 to January 1953

Keywords: 512th; 937HAM Ord Co



Entry: 38690
Subject: 512TH HAM ORD VET

Howard Aula wrote on November 25, 2003

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City and State: MILFORD MI

Unit: 512HAM CO. 30TH BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 512th; 937HAM Ord Co

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Entry: 37750
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON THE 512TH ORDNANCE H.A.M. CO. AND THE KOREAN WAR

James (Jim) Nutter JR. wrote on October 23, 2003

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City and State: HIRAM OH

Unit: 512TH ORDNANCE H.A.M. CO.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My name is James A. Nutter Jr. My dad was James Arthur Nutter. He was a member of the 512th Ordnance HAM (Heavy Automotive Maintenance) company in the Korean War. The 512th ordnance did the mechanical work on vehicles for quite a number of units in Korea. They were Wheeled Vehicle Automotive Mechanics and their work included anything that does not have tracks. It takes other specialized training to work on tanks and other tracked vehicles. Heavy maintenance means you can take any part of a vehicle apart and repair it. Some other units are only trained for light maintenance. The unit went to Korea in 1950 and he entered duty on Nov.12, 1952 in Beckley W. Va. and separated to reserves Oct. 27, 1954 at Ft. Knox, Ky. and was discharged Jan. 30, 1962. He was trained in the Ordnance Automotive School in Atlanta General Depot in Georgia. The unit was stationed in a town called Taegu. It is in the central part of South Korea. I don't know if they stayed in Taegu or moved to another location. I do not know very much about what he did in the war or what the company did in the war. He didn't talk about it much. He was a Private First Class and he was in Korea in 1953. He was awarded the KSM w/1 BSS (Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star), UNSM (United Nations Service Medal), NDSM (National Defense Service Medal) and GCM (Army Good Conduct Medal). I understand there are also two more awards that I can apply for as his next of kin. The first is the Korean War Service Medal. It was awarded to soldiers by the president of Korea. I can also apply for the Cold War Certificate. He also may have been awarded the Korean Presidential Unit Citation. I am also looking at finding his best friend in the unit, Irving R. Casper. I think he was from North Carolina. My dad passed away in Ohio where we live on January 17, 2001.

My information was obtained from:

„« My new friend and former service man Charles Mellor added, ¡§Korea was a cold, hot, dirty, nasty place, and he was glad to do my part for freedom.¡¨ Charles was with the 512th Ordnance HAM Co in 1949 at Fort Bliss, Texas. He was with the 425th Transportation Traffic Regulation Group in Korea. His e-mail is grampken@msn.com

„« Korean War Project 512th Ordnance HAM Co at http://www.koreanwar.org/html/units/512ord.htm

„« My dads DD 214

To all those how have served, thanks for serving our great country and defending our freedom which is one of the greatest sacrifices you and other soldiers gave to our country at war times. This is why we have our freedom today.

If anyone can give me any information on the 512th ORDNANCE H.A.M. CO. or the War, I would appreciate it.

Thanks again to Charles for all his help.

God Bless!
Thanks,

James A. Nutter Jr.





Keywords: I need help from anyone that can lend me a hand. I would like information on my dad's unit or their roll in the war effort.



Entry: 37597
Subject: 512TH ORDNANCE HAM CO

James (Jim) Nutter wrote on October 15, 2003

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City and State: HIRAM OH

Unit: DADS UNIT 512TH ORDNANCE HAM CO.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Dear 512th Ordnance HAM Co.

My name is James A. Nutter Jr. My dad was a member of your company in Korea. I do not know very much about what he did in the war or what the company did in the war. He didn't talk about it much. His name was James Arthur Nutter and he was from W.V. He was a Private First Class and he was in Korea in 1953. I know one of his frinds was Casper. If anyone can give me any information, I would appreciate it.
Thanks,
James A. Nutter Jr.

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Entry: 31214
Subject: TRY ING TO FIND BUDDIES 413TH ORD

Robert S. Alcorn SR. wrote on January 13, 2003

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City and State: HAYWARD CA

Unit: 413TH ORD MAINT CO HVY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I WAS CALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY WITH THIS UNIT BUT IN 51 WAS ORDERED TO CAMP CHAFFEETO OPEN IT FOR THE 5 ARMOR THE 413 REPORTED TO FT HOOD SEPT 50,AND I LOST TRACK OF IT IN 52 WHEN RELEASED I REPORT TO H and H CO 138 FIELD ART AFTER SCHOOL REENTERED SERVICE (USAF)TILL AFTER NAM NOWIN CA ANY HELP I CAN GET I'LL TAKE THANKS BOB ALCORN

Keywords: KY NG UNIT ORDERED TO ACTIVED DUTY SEPT 1950



Entry: 19943
Subject: 512TH ORD HAM

Thurman Howell wrote on October 14, 2001

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City and State: MOBILE AL

Unit: 512TH ORD HAM

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 18326
Subject: HAM CO IN KOREA 52 53

Ken Meyers wrote on July 29, 2001

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City and State:

Unit: DONT REMEMBER COULD BE 937 HAM?

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like info about this unit,would like to find jerry peckinpaugh CPL. I think.From KY.

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Entry: 15263
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Charles K. Mellor wrote on March 3, 2001

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City and State: ELLICOTT CITY MD

Unit: 512TH ORD. H A M CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:
I was with the unit in 1949 at Fort Bliss, Texas Iwas with the 425 th Transportation Traffic Regulation Group in Korea.

Keywords: Looking for unit members



Entry: 5231
Subject: 1950-1952 REUNION PLANNING

Emmett (Pete) Dammon wrote on November 23, 1999

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City and State: SLIDELL LA

Unit: 512 TH ORDNANCE H.A.M. CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 512 TH ORDNANCE H.A.M. CO.

Keywords: Pusan/Kojedo/Souel Am in contact with some of our comrades.We need to get more and have reunion.







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